The Advantages of Built-In Cabinetry

The Advantages of Built-In Cabinetry

When building a new home there are may decisions to make with the building process. When it comes to budgeting, there are some items that may not make the cut. What you decide to include in the final bill will come down to your priorities and needs for what you want your final home to be.

If you are considering built-in cabinetry, we have our top reasons to help you decide for good!

Built to last

Built-in cabinetry becomes a part of your house, therefore it is made to last. As sturdy and long-wearing as any other point within your home. Your built-ins will be made by highly experienced and qualified tradesmen, as opposed to a piece from an assembly line. A high quality, custom made piece comes with a greater guarantee of quality that is built to last.

Allows more freedom in design

Custom built cabinetry allows you to design around your cabinetry – instead of the other way around. Beautiful cabinetry can become a key design feature in your home. By choosing built-in cabinetry, you get exactly what you are after. You can dictate the style, design, finish, colour and have the final say over the quality. You will not be at the mercy of stock cabinetry providers. This is an exceptionally handy point for those who are looking at out-of-the-box designs or floor plans that are not your standard go-to.

Allows for cohesive design

Built-in cabinetry allows for a smooth and cohesive feel throughout your entire home. It helps the transition from one room to the next. Along with a cohesive feel with the cabinetry, you can now style each room accordingly, with the main cabinetry design already done for you.

Creates Minimalism

For the minimalist, built-in cabinetry can provide that minimalistic, beautifully blended look you are after. Cabinetry that effortlessly blends into its surroundings, whilst being a beautiful, yet functional, design piece. Your cabinetry becomes a part of the house, not something that is added as an afterthought. Cleverly designed built-in cabinetry can take up an entire wall in the house yet can still allow for the space to feel abundant and not cramped or overwhelmed.


Storage problems no more! The beauty of built-in cabinetry is that you can dictate how much storage you have. No more grappling over a lack of storage or storage in the wrong places. Now it is all in your control.

What to Consider when Choosing Built-in Cabinetry 

Use and Space

  • When choosing built-ins, know from the outset what they will be used for and what will be stored in them. This will help you to guide the design.
  • Think about the room and the space available. How much space will the built-in take up? How will it blend with the rest of the room?

Like always, a professional can help you to make the most from your custom built-in cabinetry. Germancraft are experts in their field and can help you to design and build the cabinetry you have always dreamed of. Based in Arundel on the Gold Coast, their team is full of highly experienced, quality cabinetmakers, ready to help you build your perfect cabinetry for your dream home. They will professionally manage your project from the early stages of inception to creating the ideal spaces with Built-In Cabinetry to suit your needs and budget.

Tweed Coast Property Sales Show No Sign of Slowing

Tweed Coast Property Sales Show No Sign of Slowing

Prestige Tweed Coast Property Sales

The key coastal areas of Kingscliff and Casuarina continue to lead the way in both Tweed Coast property sales and demand. And it is easy to see why. The allure of relaxed seaside living, the strong community spirit, superb facilities including parks, dining and boutique shopping outlets provide enough reason for buyers that continue to flock to the area. The addition of the new $534 million hospital, new shopping centres and continued development will see the area continue to attract new buyers.

Measured Up Builders Leading The Way

Especially high in demand are the immediate beachfront parcels of land or established properties. It’s always been about location, location, location – and beachfront Casuarina and Kingscliff are no different. Yet there is one common theme that continues to crop up in beachfront sales. Recent sales in the area include:

These three properties have more in common than being prestige beachfront homes… they are all Measured Up Builders homes.

Measured Up Builders continue to be the leading builder of luxury beachfront homes in the area. Our knowledge and expertise in construction integrating both the best of the seaside lifestyle and building to withstand the coastal elements, has us miles ahead of the pack.

These two Kingscliff properties are currently underway and nearing completion. Keep an eye out for the finished products.

Contact us if you’d like to discuss building your next dream home with Measured Up Builders.

How Important is Pest Treating your Home?

How Important is Pest Treating your Home?

Pest treating your home is something that should be on your yearly home maintenance checklist. Ensuring that you regularly pest treat your home will ensure you are protecting one of your greatest assets from pest damage or nasty infestations.

A general pest control treatment will generally treat for:

  • Cockroaches
  • Silverfish
  • Ants
  • Spiders

We also recommend a regular termite inspection whereby your pest controllers will conduct a thorough inspection both in and outside your home and supply a final written report. Most operators will package up both a pest and termite inspection and treatment into one package at a discounted rate.

Benefits of Pest Treating your Home

There are several benefits to enlisting the services of a professional pest control service.

Firstly, they are trained technicians in the field. This means that they are the best people for the job to identify and treat infestations. Better yet, they can help to prevent them from happening again.

Secondly, when building a new home, we recommend a pest and termite treatment at the pre-construction phase. Treatment at the pre-construction phase means treating the perimeter of your home, with products such as ‘Kordon’ in a proactive effort to keep the bugs away and infestations from occurring.

Gold Coast and Tweed Pest Control

As with most services, word of mouth is everything. We highly recommend Danny Burgess and his team from Capital Pest Management. Not only do they provide expert service and workmanship, they are dedicated to using the greenest products to ensure the wellbeing of your family, home and beloved pets. They provide an ongoing service for your home and provide a detailed report following every treatment. They are family-owned, affordable and provide quality service with over 40 years in the industry.

So be sure to put pest control treatments on your yearly maintenance schedule. If starting a new build with Measured Up, we will include an initial pest control treatment in your initial building quote. We will take care of the treatment as part of the building process, and then hand you over to Danny and his team for ongoing management.



Location is everything. When looking at the prime locations for real estate, living by the ocean is always in demand. Coastal communities continue to be the highest sought after living locations across Australia. Prices continue to rise and hold their value. Yet along with the proximity to the ocean, those ocean views, the cooling sea breezes and sounds of waves crashing nearby, comes the need to build with sustainable materials to withstand the effects of the seaside living.

Generally, the closer you near the ocean, the higher your construction costs will be. This is to compensate for the materials needed to withstand the effects of the ocean compared to normal building materials. Build with the right materials and you will give your seaside home greater potential to maintain its peak condition.

Erosion can also be a frequent, ongoing issue due to the salt air and harsh coastal environment. Any urban development along a coastline will change its stability and therefore increase the risk of erosion. Homes in very close proximity to the ocean can fall victim to sand drift and receding shorelines. It is important in any urban development that as much of the natural coastline is maintained including the coastal dune vegetation to maintain the structural integrity of the coastline.

The important thing is to ensure you are familiar with the recommended seaside building tips to ensure your home is fit for the elements.

Seaside Building Tips for Common Coastal Problems


When living by the ocean, rust is inevitable. Homes up to a kilometre away will fall victim to the effects of corrosion.

Solution: Ensure to use marine grade stainless steel fixings and fittings. If not, rust proof your fittings if they are made of any other metal such as copper. The optimum choice is powder coated aluminium as it doesn’t corrode quickly. Be vigilant in your maintenance to get the best life out of your materials.

Water Damage

Those spectacular ocean views can unfortunately be the cause of water damage in your home. Through storms and wild weather, harsh ocean winds can wreak havoc on your home. It is important to design for the elements.

Solution: Firstly, discuss with your architect or builder about designing your home and outdoor living areas to accommodate the views and the ocean winds. It may entail longer overhangs on your roof and strategically placed windows on the wind-facing walls.


Where there is ocean there is salt, and where there are windows, there will be salt residue and stains. Proper maintenance and cleaning will ensure the salt stains to not set in and will be easier to clean.

Solution: Ensure to install a hot water tap and hose external to the house. Use frequently to wash down the windows and rinse the salt off the exterior of your home. For a quick and easy clean, spray undiluted vinegar onto your windows. Leave for a few minutes and wipe off for a simple and effective clean.

When Choosing Building Materials

There is no supersonic building material that can completely withstand the effects of oceanside living. But with clever design, smart building and proper maintenance, you can get the most out of your chosen building materials. Finally, work as much with natural timbers that are native to the area. Ensure they are treated properly and pair them with compatible fixings.

Look after your seaside home with effective design and ongoing maintenance as it will guarantee those beautiful sunrises and ocean breezes for years to come.